Federal Government Shutdown On December 22, 2018 For Third Time Under President Trump, 20th Time Ever; 3 Shutdowns Under Trump First Time Government Employees Furloughed When 1 Party Controls House, Senate, And Presidency
The third government shutdown of Trump’s Presidency took effect on Saturday December 22, 2018 “after the House and Senate failed to reach a compromise on a short-term funding plan to keep the government running through early next year. The key stumbling block: Senate Democrats opposed President Donald Trump’s $5.7 billion request for building a wall on the southern border.”
While this is the 20th government shutdown since the Budget Act of 1974, “no other administration…has overseen a government shutdown that included federal employees being furloughed.”
“There have been shutdowns where one party has controlled all three parts of the government, all under President Jimmy Carter in the 1970s. But during those shutdowns, no government employees were sent home without pay, known as being on furlough.”
One shutdown occurred during Obama’s Presidency, but Democrats controlled the Presidency and the House, with Republicans controlling the Senate.